The following success parameters for the SmartHeat project have been defined and we will try to achieve during the project execution.
Number of pilots set up
Minimum 20 pilots in the two validation iterations.
Number of smartTRV developed
With an average of 10 smartTRV per pilot, a minimum of 200 smartTRV will have to be developed.
Energy bill saving
A reduction of a 30% in average on the gas bill during the two validation iterations.
Number of end users involved in the field trials
A minimum of 30 end users during the two validation iterations, considering older adults and informal/formal carers.
Older adult acceptance
Ratio between the potential user recruited and the users which allows us to set up the pilot in their house (minimum 15).
End users which are satisfied with the SmartHeat solutions. User satisfaction will be evaluated with questionnaire and user groups.
SmartHeat platform reliability
Minimisation of the numer of failures. The failure is calsulated as the ratio between the system operation failed (e.g. a command not arrived to a radiator) and the total number of operations. The failure target is 0.01% (i.e. 99.9% of success probability).
Creation of considerable community around the SmartHeat platform
Project results properly disseminated among the scientific, industrial and end user community.